For Immediate Release
(Fredericton, NB) – The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is calling for applications for its annual post­secondary scholarship for chamber members and their families.

Administered by the Fredericton Community Foundation, a one­time, non­renewable scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded each year to an “…employee of a member in good standing of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, OR be the child, spouse or partner of a member or their
employee.”

“Awarding our scholarship to a deserving student is a highlight for the chamber’s board of directors every year,” stated Stephen Hill, chamber president. “It underscores the vision of the chamber ­ Community Prosperity Through Business. This is something that the directors and staff members live and breathe everyday and it’s a pleasure to see a physical embodiment of our vision.”

The scholarship is awarded by the chamber selection committee based a number of factors including, but not limited to: educational performance, work experience, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.

“We appreciate that we are able to bring back six past­presidents every year as our selection committee,” said Krista Ross, chamber CEO. “It shows the dedication that these individuals have to both our chamber of commerce and our community.”

The deadline to apply is the May 27 at 4:00 pm. Application forms and further information, including eligibility criteria can be found at www.frederictonchamber.ca or www.fredfdn.ca.

“We are also heartened every year by the quantity and quality of applicants every year,” Ross added. “It is a little extra motivation for our organization to help improve the economic conditions in the community to give these talented young people a reason to stay or come back to Fredericton when they are finished their post­secondary education.”

The recipient of the scholarship will be formally recognized at a subsequent chamber event and featured on our website.

About the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce
With more than 950 members, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is one of Atlantic Canada’s largest chambers of commerce.  A dynamic  business organization, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is actively engaged in policy development that affects the competitiveness of our members and of the Canadian business environment.  The Chamber’s vision is ‘Community Prosperity Through Business’.

Contact: Krista Ross, CEO – (506) 458-­8006

364 York Street, Suite 200, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, E3B 3P7
E­mail:  fchamber@frederictonchamber.ca   Website:  www.frederictonchamber.ca 
Tel: (506) 458­-8006 Fax: (506) 451-­1119